Former Columbia Police Chief indicted by federal grand jury for stealing drug money
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - A federal grand jury in Bowling Green returned an indictment charging the former Columbia chief of police.
Court documents say Jason Cross stole over $25,000 from the police department’s evidence locker and the city’s drug purchase fund.
Cross is charged with one count of violating Title 18, which makes it a federal offense for a city employee to steal more than $5,000 from a city that received over $10,000 in federal assistance in a calendar year.
If convicted, Cross faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison.
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